MICHAEL BALSAMO

FBI chief: No evidence of illegal spying on Trump campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray said Tuesday that he does not consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be "spying" and said he has no evidence the FBI illegally monitored President Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 election.

May. 7, 2019 11:27 AM EDT
Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as "a good day," President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were "total bullshit.

Apr. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EDT
Democrats press for full release of Mueller's report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pressing for full disclosure of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation and vowing to use subpoena powers and other legal means if necessary to get it.

Mar. 24, 2019 11:19 AM EDT
Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

Jan. 16, 2019 1:09 AM EST
Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, and prosecutors say he lied to them about it, according to a court filing .

Jan. 9, 2019 1:14 AM EST
Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election.

Dec. 15, 2018 12:38 AM EST
Thousands of emails stolen from Republican committee's aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of emails were stolen from aides to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 midterm campaign, a major breach exposing vulnerabilities that have kept cybersecurity experts on edge since the 2016 presidential race.

Dec. 5, 2018 8:46 AM EST
House GOP campaign arm targeted by 'unknown entity' in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of emails were stolen from aides to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 midterm campaign, a major breach exposing vulnerabilities that have kept cybersecurity experts on edge since the 2016 presidential race.

Dec. 4, 2018 7:18 PM EST
Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.

Sep. 21, 2018 2:58 AM EDT
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claimed Thursday he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.

Sep. 20, 2018 9:32 PM EDT
Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to more time in prison.

Sep. 14, 2018 7:34 PM EDT
Avenatti: 3 women paid 'hush money' for Trump relationships

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, said Thursday that he now represents three additional women who he says had relationships with President Donald Trump and were paid "hush money" before the 2016 presidential election.

Jul. 27, 2018 8:11 AM EDT
Avenatti to attend event frequented by presidential hopefuls

Michael Avenatti, who has gained national attention as the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, is scheduled to speak next month at an Iowa Democratic fundraiser that has been a frequent stop for those seeking the presidential nomination.

Jul. 26, 2018 7:48 PM EDT
Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model's story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his lawyer discussed plans to pay for a former Playboy model's story of an alleged affair, according to a secretly recorded tape released amid an escalating feud between the president and his longtime personal attorney.

Jul. 25, 2018 2:19 PM EDT
Stormy Daniels' lawyer renews efforts to depose Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormy Daniels' lawyer has renewed efforts to depose President Donald Trump in the porn actress' legal fight to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, according to court documents filed Thursday.

May. 24, 2018 3:41 PM EDT
Porn star sues Trump over nondisclosure agreement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A porn star who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, which prevented her from discussing the alleged sexual encounters.

Mar. 7, 2018 6:52 AM EST
Christie aide on trial says she told him of traffic study

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams.

Oct. 21, 2016 10:54 PM EDT
Measuring Occupy Wall Street's impact, 5 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, Occupy Wall Street was everywhere with its grass-roots encampments — first in New York City, then globally — and the refrain, "We are the 99 percent!"And then it was gone.

Sep. 17, 2016 4:09 PM EDT
White powder mailed to Trump campaign office ruled harmless

NEW YORK (AP) — An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it later was deemed to be harmless.

Apr. 28, 2016 11:53 PM EDT